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Sep 24, 2010 7:00am EDT
states for five years. teresa lewis is put to death. 50 days underground. the trapped miners in chile mark a milestone as the operation to get them out gathers momentum. >> it is midday in london and 1:00 p.m. in rome, where the united nations is holding an extraordinary summit after weeks of spiralling food prices. the origins of that spike lie in russia. after drought and wild fires, the russians proposed a ban in exports. now, a two-year high. it has prompted fears of hunger and unrest in some of the world's poorest countries. is there really a shortage, or are profiteers manipulating the market? >> first, there were those parched russian wheat fields. then, a climate emergencies elsewhere. some say this was due to hedge funds. either way, crop specialists tell us the yield swings are here to stay. >> the good news is that a global harvest has been pretty good this year. the united nations food and agricultural organization says it does not see a repetition of the food crisis of three years ago, but it does want collective action to try to reduce turbulence in global food commodity
CNN
Sep 23, 2010 1:00pm EDT
. teresa lewis is scheduled to be the first woman executed in the united states in five years she spoke to cnn. you'll hear what she said. >>> plus, we take a bigger look at women on death row. >>> cnn founder ted turner has been a leader in the global war on poverty. he says we're on track to win that war. he'll tell us why and what he's doing about it. >>> you've been telling us who your heroes are, thousands of you. now we'll reveal the top ten cnn heroes of the year for the first time right here this hour on cnn. >>> first if you want to make a republican smile, mention the year 1994. that year is midterm elections coming halfway through the first term of a democratic president, bill clinton, republicans picked up 54 house seats and 8 senate seats. more than enough to win control of both houses of congress. 16 years later, we are halfway through the first term of a democratic president, a different one now with the democratic majority in congress and republicans aren't the only ones making comparisons and predictions and promises. this morning, the house republican leadership rolled
ABC
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
their home on wednesday. three other chern survived. >> a woman -- >>> teresa lewis was executed by lethal injection despite appeals from europe, john grissom, and thousands of people online. lewis was accused of killing her husband and step-son in 2002. her final statement was for for her step daughter, kathy criminaliston. -- clifton. >> she did make a last statement. she said i just want kathy to know i love her and i'm sorry. >> many -- many argue that lewis did not have the i.q. to organize this murder for hire. they say it is unfair the two gunmen got life in prison and she received the death penalty. >>> eric foreman was arraigned yesterday and charged with felony murder. neil was fately shot last month in northwest d.c. while riding his bike. they say the suspect had been associated with a gang. >>> at 6:05, taking a look at a local politician who died after being hit by an s.u.v. on sunday while riding her bike. she was a green party candidate in the senate race. the vigil will be held at 6:00 tonight in largo. >>> reassuring news about the safety of metro from the head of the nat
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 11:00pm EDT
forecast. >>> the execution of teresa lewis has been carried out. >> also, the first woman to be executed in virginia in 100 years. we're live from the scene. >>> this is 9news now. >> and we will have that live report on the execution of teresa lewis from virginia in just a few minutes. >>> but first a fast moving fire has forced more than a dozen people out of their homes late tonight. >> flames burned three closely built home to the ground within a matter of minutes, but amazingly nobody was hurt. our own brittany morehouse has been live all afternoon long where she's watched as many try to come to grips with what went down. brittany. >> reporter: coming to grips after seeing flames 20 feet wide and 50 feet high shooting out of the houses behind me. so powerful was the fire that it carried embers this size 300 yards away. now threatening houses in this area as we just heard from a young lady that at 8:45 tonight the bushes in front of her house caught fire and this is after they watered their lawn for four hours. it burned one house to ground level, ripped through two mo
CNN
Sep 18, 2010 10:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: from virginia's death row, teresa lewis sings for divine intervention. ♪ >> reporter: no miracles yet. the governor refuses to issue a stay of execution for the first woman slated to be put to death in virginia in nearly a century. if the supreme court doesn't intervene, lewis will die by lethal injection by next thursday. i spoke with her before the governor's ruling. the questions are limited to just a couple of predetermined questions for teresa lewis. we're also not allowed to bring cameras into the facility. we're speaking to her on the phone. if you could say anything to the governor r at this point, what would you tell him? >> i would tell the governor if i could speak to him one-on-one, how sorry i really am for allowing this to happen to two people that i loved very much. and i just wish i could take it back. and i'm sorry for all the people that i've hurt in the process. >> reporter: lewis pleaded guilty in the 2002 murders of her husband, julian lewis, and her stepson, c.j., in their mobile home in southern virginia. but this was a crime of conspiracy. and lewis herself
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 4:30am EDT
of teresa lewis, the first woman put to death in this country in five years. lewis died by injection shortly after 9:00 at a virginia prison last night. it's been almost eight years since the murders of her husband and son. lewis was convicted of arranging the killings to cash in on a quarter million dollar life insurance policy. a witness from our station in richmond says when lewis entered the execution chamber, she asked if her husband's daughter kathy was there. >> well, i want kathy to know that i love you and i'm very sorry. >> protesters learned later the execution was carried out. >>> at the united nations today, president obama will take talks on preventing new violence in sudan and host a luncheon from leaders from southeast asia following his address to the u.n. general assembly yesterday that focused on the mid east peace process. manuel gal lays go reports. >> reporter: the president is calling on world leaders to step up and lend a hand to the middle east peace process. >> peace must be made by israelis and palestinians, but each of us has responsibility to do our part as well.
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 4:30am EDT
's husband. the lawyers for teresa lewis says she was borderline mentally disabled. more than 7300 appeals were made to stop that execution. >>> this morning chancellor michelle rhee's future is still not clear. she and d.c. mayor vincent gray met yesterday. both acknowledged their strong differences on education reform. there have been reports that arne duncan wants her to stay i the district. gray, though, is giving few clues about his plans. >> we talk about the state of education in the city. and i think we'll just leave it there. >> gray says he and rhee will meet sometime before november's general elections. >>> the commander of the bp oil spl will be in the district. thad allen will return to his alma matter. his topic is unprecedented events, unprecedted leadership challenges. allen will teach at g.w. in the spring. >>> now to the latest on the bp oil spill. it's been a month since a new administrator took over the $20 billion compensation fund. pay czar ken feinberg's office has paid out almost $350 million for 26,000 claims. some people are still upset they have not received a ch
CBS
Sep 17, 2010 7:00pm EDT
for word from the governor. teresa lewis is slated to die in less than a week for plotting the murders of her husband and stepson for money. a judge sentenced the two trigger men to life, but luis got death. despite an iq of just 72, which is barely above mental retardation. >> she is not mentally retarded, but she is very, very close to it. >> she's not by any means a genius. she is certainly smart enough to be held accountable for her terribly vile actions. >> i'm scott broome in silver spring where there's a tragedy earlier today. a 1 1/2-year-old boy managed to get himself tangled in the cords of window shades. and he did not survive. >> it appears to be a tragic accident. they found the little boy tangled up in the drapery cord in the bedroom where his bed is. >> the baby got tangled inside of it. we don't know how, because we weren't there. detectives are here, it's crazy. >> the initial information that we have is that they had put him down for a nap and somehow he gotten out of his crib and was playing with the cord and some how got caught up into it. they immediately beg
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 4:30am EDT
in the election. >>> tonight teresa lewis will be the first woman put to death in a half decade and the first in virginia in almost a century. bruce leshan spoke to her attorney who said she exhausted her appeals. >> from death row she sings for help from above ♪ i need a miracle ♪ >> reporter: but the one man on earth who could save her life has turned her down twice. >> i will tell the governor, if i speak to him one on one, how sorry i really am. what i want to happen. i wish i could take it back. >> reporter: theresa lewis pleaded guilty to plotting the murders of her husband and stepson for their life insurance but while the judge sentenced two men to life, he handed lewis a death sentence, saying she was clearly the head of the serpent. we talked to her lawyer as he drove to death row to be with her in her final hours. >> i think it is grossly unfair to have the triggermen receive life while she receives the harshest penalty. with an iq that puts her close to mental retardation they say she is no mastermind. >> i can say she is as evil of a person as i have ever met. >> reporter: he
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 5:00am EDT
in almost 100 years, virginia has put a woman to death. 41-year-old teresa lewis was convicted in 2002 of hiring the two men who killed her husband and stepsoin an elaborate scam to collect insurance money. >>> the fire described three homes in the 8300 block of tillup loop in manassas. jane has more. >> reporter: eight homes were damaged or destroyed as strong winds whipped the massive blaze through a row of single-family homes. an upscale neighborhood turns into a fiery inferno as strong winds cause fles to jump from roof to roof. amateur video shows a fast-moving blaze as firefighters struggle to get control and neighbors start to panic. >> it was only ten minute before all of these went up. it was really, really horrific. i said, you kw, i need to pack some things and get out of he. i knew how close we were and seeing how fast it happened. it was pretty bad. >> reporter: witnesses say the fireroke out in the back of 8355 tillut loop. the heatrom the fire caused vinyl siding on three homes to melt. one neighbor ran or to door to make sure everyone made it out okay. >> i ran to the g
CBS
Sep 17, 2010 5:00pm EDT
and teresa lewis waited 45 minutes to call for help for her dying husband. >> he was in agony. he was conscious, and he was able to say as his last words, my wife knows who done this to me. >> teresa lewis admitted to police that she plotted with her lover and his friend, rodney fuller to murder her husband and his son for cj's life insurance. but while a judge sentenced sheldon burger and fuller to life for pulling the trigger, he sentenced to teresa lewis to death. her lawyer insists the plot was shellenburger's idea. >> he found she was an easy mark and somebody he could use to get money. >> lewis would be the first woman to be put to death in virginia in nearly 100 years. reverend lynn lispfield was her prison pastor. >> i think what is happening to teresa is unjust and as a result of the misconception of her intelligence. >> lewis' iq is just 72, barely above mental retardation. her supporters include john grisham, who says there are other cases where a wife and lovers scheme to kill for money and there is no precedent for the wife to be sentenced to death. >> she is no
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
in 100 years virginia has executed a woman. teresa lewis died from lethal injection at 9:13. there were no complications. ms. lewis did make a last statement. she said i just want cathy to know i love her and i'm very sorry. >>> metro is getting high marks. metro is much safer than it was a year ago. >> reporter: good news for a change. it was just a few months ago that the national transportation satisfactory board blasted metro for the anemic safety culture th say existed at the time of that deadly crash. now, the ntsb is recognizing them for strides they have made over the last year to improve safety. the chairman of the ntsb said metro is safer now than it was back in 2009. metro has made significant safety improvements in the year following a collision that left nine dead. that the word from the national transportation safety board. >> they have done a lot of learning in the last year plus, and i think that always every organization is going to go through a difficult time after an accident. the question is how you react to that accident and what changes you make. and i believe that
CNN
Sep 18, 2010 3:00pm EDT
sentences. the judge called teresa lewis the head. her attorney says her iq is in the low 70s, near the level of retardation. she has dependent personality disordser making her vulnerable to manipulation. the experts that have examined her agree that she was being used, not the other way around. >> reporter: he had an affair with teresa lewis before the killings. her attorneys cite a letter to another woman saying the only reason he slept with lewis was so she would give me the insurance money. he later committed suicide in prison. prosecutor david grims says this. >> i can say she is as evil a person as i have met. lewis herself took an active role in the plot. she canived. his side contradict those that say she's near retardation. >> her functioning ability is way beyond that. >> you think she was faking? >> she wasn't, as one of the lawyers said, she wasn't motivated to score accurately and high on the tests. >> reporter: the contention she's faking a low iq is silly. one expert tested to see if she was faking and found she wasn't. brian todd, cnn, washington. >> there are 61 wom
FOX
Sep 24, 2010 9:00am EDT
. >>> virginia executed a woman last night, the first time that's been done in 98 years. 41-year-old teresa lewis died by lethal injection at the greensville correctional center in jarrett. the families of her victims attended the execution. lewis pled guilty to plotting the murders of her husband and stepson but her lawyers questioned her competence because of her low i. q. officials say she entered the death chamber on her own and apologized to the victim's sister. >> the execution of teresa lewis has been carried out in the manner as prescribed by the laws of the commonwealth of virginia. death was pronounced at 9:13 p.m. there were no complications. >> tonight the machinery of death in virginia extinguished the beautiful child-like and loving human spirit of teresa lewis. >> her lawyers say lewis was borderline mentally disabled and supporters claim she was a changed woman who her prisoners and religious songs, allison. >>> a police chase in district heights maryland ended if the district with shots fire. prince george's county police were chasing suspects accused of an armed carjacking along
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 4:30am EDT
is set to die by lethal injection. teresa lewis is being executed for killing her husband and step-son. >>> the american woman held prisoner in iran for more than a year is speaking out now. sarah shourd is still talking about the situation, and that's because her friends are still in prison. >> she is back in the u.s. and thanking iran that she is. >> i want to give my extreme thanks to the government and religious leaders of iran. >> she claims she and her friends shane bauer and josh fattal crossed the border into iraq were jailed. >> my disappointment in not sharing this with shane and josh is crushing. >> she returned to new york for the united nations general assembly. he said americans should release eight iranians held here in response to iran's release of shourd. >> i believe it would not be misplaced to ask that the u.s. government should make a humanitarian jess -- gesture to release the iranians. >> the release of the other two americans in iran have requested a meeting with iran's president. >> sarah shourd was released due to medical conditions. emily schmidt, washing
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 6:00pm EDT
to -- teresa lewis will be put to death for the murder of her husband and stepson. >> this execution has drawn appeals from the european union, from iran, and more than 7000 people through letters of -- letters to the governor. having exhausted all legal avenues, her execution is scheduled for just hours away. >> the 41-year-old faces the death penalty for the october 2002 slaying of her husband and stepson as they slept in the family's mobile all in virginia. but she was accused of working with the killer to collect on her son's quarter million dollars life-insurance penalty. >> [unintelligible] >> both virginia gov. bob mcdonnell and the u.s. supreme court refused to halt the execution, but her case has drawn support from supporters at home and abroad, saying that she is mentally retarded and manipulated by a smarter conspirator. they are pleading for her life to be scared. >> she is scheduled to die tonight at 9:00 p.m. at the correctional facility in virginia. she will be the first woman to be put to death in nearly 100 years. >> our coverage continues now. brian todd is in garrett, virgin
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 11:00pm EDT
appeals, tonight the state of virginia put teresa lewis the death by lethal injection. >> ms. lewis made a last statement, saying she hoped that cathy knew that she loved her. >> lewis orchestrated the killings. this was the cash in on an insurance policy. >> she did not even show a bit of kindness. >> she was led into the room, she was strapped down and her limbs were struck out on to the bernie. >> with the victims' families watching, she was put to death. >> virginia has one of the busiest death chambers in the united states. the last woman executed in the state was five years ago. >>> police say an mercedes flipped off a road in herndon, and the driver was killed. there is no word on what caused the crash. >>> we are keeping a watch on the heat wave, and we could be moving closer to 2 records tomorrow. >> this is the summer's end, and today we had a 90-degree day. we now need only two more days. tomorrow we may be setting a record for not only the high temperature, and then one day at dawn, getting that much closer. the temperatures right now are on the weatherbug network -- these ar
ABC
Sep 24, 2010 4:30am EDT
in nearly a century. theresa lewis - teresa lewis was put to death for the killings of her husband and set some. there are nearly 2000 appeals. homes are destroyed in a huge fire richter a manassas neighborhood. the wind helped spread the went to other homes. 11 people were misplaced. >> the president of iran made extreme allegations that are so extreme a cost delegates to walk out. >>'more thans speak at the general assembly was working toward peace in the middle east. >> if an agreement is not reached, palestinians will never know the pride that comes with their own state. israelis will never know the certainty of security that comes to a sovereign unstable neighbors. >> mr. obama said the door to diplomacy remains open should iran choose to walk through it. in the door seemed likely to close. >> he said americans are behind the september 11 terrorist attack to help the american and economy and save the zionist regime of israel. 27 others got up and left. white house officials say they found it offensive. it is made very close to the side or the world trade center once stood. >> nine yea
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 5:30pm PDT
in a case that raises fundamental questions about who gets the death penalty and who does not. teresa lewis admits she's guilty. so, why are so many respected people saying this execution is wrong? jim sciutto is outside the prison in jarratt, virginia. >> reporter: teresa lewis has confessed to a cold and calculating crime, asking her lover and a friend to kill her husband and stepson to collect a $250,000 life insurance policy in a jailhouse interview with cnn, she pled for forgiveness. >> i just wish i could take it back. and i'm sorry for all the people that i've hurt. >> reporter: but complicating the case, lewis did not pull the trigger. the men who did only got life in prison. and crucially, court-appointed doctors found she only had an i.q. of 72, just two points above the legal minimum for execution in virginia. a duke university psychologist who examined her concluded teresa's functional mental age is in the range of 12 to 14 years. rallying to her cause are novelist john grisham, justices sonia sotomayor and ruth bader ginsburg, who voted to stay her execution. and thousands on t
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 5:00am EDT
court does not intervene, teresa lewis will be the first woman put to death? 100 years. her supporters say she found faith in prison and has repented. >> the death penalty is reserved for the worst of the worst. theresa is not anywhere to close to that. >> i can say teresa lewis is as evil a person as i have ever met. >> bob mcdonnell said he found no compelling roon reason to stop the execution. >>> a leesburg man, steven combs lafleur, charged with killing his wife. police arrived to their house and found his wife suffering from injuries she later died from at the scene. >>> a funeral for ron walter in washington, d.c. jesse jackson will deliver the eulogy. hundreds turned out for a memorial service at howard university. walters taught at howard for 25 years. after that, he directed the african-american leadership institute at the university of maryland. >> he was an activist scholar and a scholar activist. he wrote about what he knew. he analyzed about what he knew to be true. >> walters died earlier this month of cancer. he was 72 years old. >>> well, the time now is 5:17. we turn
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 6:00am EDT
to die by lethal injection this thursday. if the supreme court does not intervene, teresa lewis will be the first woman put to death in virginia in a century. she is charged with murdering her husband and separate son. her supporters say she is mentally handicapped and has repented. >> the death penalty is reserved for the worst of the worst, and teresa lewis is not that. >> i think she is one of the most evil people i have met. >> bob o'donnell found no compelling ryan reason to stop the sentencing. >>> the reverend jeffsy jackson -- jesse jackson will deliver the eulogy for walters. he taught at howard for 25 years. after that he directed the american leadership institute at the university of maryland. >> he was an activist scholar and a scholar activist. he wrote about what he knew. he analyzed about what he knew to be true. >> walters died of cancer. he was 72 years old. >>> it is now 6:17. we turn to today's "money scope" report, and "the town" takes the top spot at the box office and the fed meets again to fix the economy. >> we begin your "money scope" report with the fed
ABC
Sep 24, 2010 5:00am EDT
. >> a virginia woman became the first female to be executed in the u.s. in five years. teresa lewis killed by lethal injection for arranging to have her husband and stepson killed. she apologized to her daughter and husband she killed. they are trying to figure out what fire started in manassas,. authorities say the wind helped the fire spread to neighboring homes. 11 people were displaced. part of wisconsin and minnesota are under a state of emergency as heavy rain continued to pound the region. several committees have been evacuated and rivers and creeks overflow. there is ready to get even more rain. >> the u.s. delegation walked out of the united nations after it iran's the made extreme allegations. >> president obama's speech advocated working in the middle east. >> an agreement is not reached, palestinians and never know what comes with their state. israel is a never know the certainty of security that comes as sovereign unstable neighbors. >> mr. obama said the door to of diplomacy remain open. it seems more likely to close after the president of the floor. >> mahmoud othman demijoh
ABC
Sep 24, 2010 2:05am PDT
in virginia. teresa lewis was put to death for arranging the murder of her husband and stepson. as brad wheelis reports, supporters had argued until the very end that lewis was simply not smart enough to carry out the crime. >> reporter: thursday night, teresa lewis became the first woman executed in virginia in almost 100 years. >> death was pronounced at 9:13 p.m. >> reporter: lewis was sentenced to death in 2003 for hiring two killers, who shot her husband and her stepson. according to the prosecutors, the two were lured into lewis' scheme by sex and money. the money in the form of her promise to split her son and husband's life insurance settlement with them. $250,000. lewis later confessed to the plot. >> i wish i could take it back. and i'm sorry for all the people that i've hurt. >> reporter: according to a witness of the execution, these were her last words. >> and she said, i want kathy to know that i love you and i'm very sorry. >> reporter: the two men she conspired with to commit the killings were sentenced to life imprisonment, one of whom killed himself in prison in 2006.
FOX
Sep 23, 2010 10:00pm EDT
. >> the execution of teresa lewis has been carried out in the manner as prescribed by the laws of the commonwealth of virginia. death was pronounced at 9:13 p.m. there were no complications. ms. lewis did make a last statement. she said i just want kathy to know i love her and i'm very sorry. >> when theresa entered the death chamber, she looked quite scared. she looked a little nervous. she did look clear headed, clear minded. >> reporter: tonight the machinery of death in virginia extinguished the beautiful childlike and loving human spirit of teresa lewis. >> reporter: now lewis is the 12th woman executed in the united states since the death penalty resumed back in 1976. the last woman to die in virginia was 17-year-old virginia christian. she was put to death in the electric chair in 1912. brian. >>> the other big story we're following tonight, an arrest in a murder case that outraged the district. a man gunned down while riding his bike home from work through sherman circle. neil godleski's death was unsolved until now. police believe they have the killer. fox 5's roz plater is live at the sc
ABC
Sep 24, 2010 3:05am EDT
to death last night in virginia. teresa lewis had been convicted for arranging the murders of her for arraracng the murders of her activists argued lewis was not net intelligent enough to carry out the plot. in her last words lewis apologized for the crime. >>> president obama has private meetings with world leaders in new york today as his u.n. visit wraps up. >> the president focused on the mideast during a major address yesterday. another speaker made remarks so controversial some people left the room. t.j. winick has more from the u.n. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and vinita. the morning session here at the united nations really belonged to president obama, who spoke about his hopes for mideast peace. the afternoon session belonged to iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad, who also spoke about peace but struck a much fern president just weeks after the administration relaunched direct talks between the two sides. >> if an agreement is not reached, palestinians will never know the pride and dignity that comes with their own state. israelis will never know t
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 6:00am EDT
last-minute action, teresa lewis will be executed tonight in virginia. she pleaded got ordering the murders of her husband and stepson. governor mcdonnell rejected two requests. >>> also today a sit-down meeting between the presumptive next mayor and the school chancellor. kristin fisher is live outside of the wilson building. >> we don't know if we will have a definitive answer as to what will happen with rhee today but at the very least we should be getting some kind of indication as to how their relationship will be progressing in the weeks leading up to november's general election. this has been the dominant issue ever since vince gray won the democratic primary last week. rhee signaled she has no long- term interest in working for gray. one day after his primary victory she called the win devastating for dc school children. that's not the kind of statement you are likely to make if you are hoping to impress your new job and keep your job but for gray's part he said it is contingent on the conversation they will be having at noon today. listen to what he said this past monda
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 4:00am PDT
night, 41-year-old teresa lewis was put to death by lethal injection for arranging the claims of her husband and stepson to collect a $250,000 insurance policy. >>> and and air show watched by hundreds of school children plane crash. the pilot the only aboard and now in critical condition. >>> and lady al qaeda sentenced to 86 years in prison for trying to kill a u.s. soldier and intelligence officers in afghanistan. >>> a government study shows one in five gay and bisexual men in the united states, 20% have the hiv virus and nearly half of those do not know they are infected. that compares to an overall american hiv rate of just one-half of one percent. >>> 1950s entertainer eddie fisher sparked one of the greatest showbiz scandals when he left actress debbie reynolds for elizabeth taylor has died. this, due to complications from recent hip surgery. eddie fisher was 82. >>> now here's an early look how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,662 after falling 76 points yesterday. the s&p lost 9 points and the nasdaq dipped 7. taking a look at overseas trading this mor
PBS
Sep 23, 2010 5:30pm PDT
of gospel hymn. >> ♪ i need a miracle >> teresa lewis is scheduled to die at 9:00 p.m., local time. bbc news. >> the latest headlines for you this hour on "bbc world news." president obama has urged world leaders at the u.n. general assembly to put aside cynicism and support the middle east peace talks. france has ground to a halt for the second time this month. hundreds of thousands of workers are protesting the plans to raise retirement age. it is estimated 40 million people around the world are starving dq high fuel prices. this is made worse by the export ban on meat in russia. we sent jeremy cooke to colorado where weeds is undoubtedly the cash crop. >> -- where wheat is undoubtably the cash crop. >> they are bringing in the bumper crop and as fast as the green is taken from the prairie, -- the grain is taken from the prairie, it is swallowed up. this colorado farmer knows that drought and wildfires in russia have forced up the value of wheat. now he believes he is looking at pay dirt. the irrigators are rolling with a promise of profits ahead. >> be at spring or winter wheat, we have a
PBS
Sep 24, 2010 12:30am PDT
and the first in virginia in nearly a century. our correspondent dave this background to the case. >> teresa lewis confessed to arranging the murder of her husband and stepson at age rather park in 2002. she arranged this with the two hit men that she had met in the local supermarket. one of those hit man later becombecame her lover. she confessed to this, but what her lawyers argued is that because she had learning difficulties -- her iq is 72, two pointys abovepoint the legal limits for execution in virginia that she should have an appeal, but those calls for appeal were turned down. >> what is the opinion in the state of virginia? >> this case has attracted a lot of attention because, as you say, it is the first execution of a woman in virginia in almost 100 years. and in general, execution of foreign -- executions of women in the u.s. are rare. there have only been about five since 1973, and that is just about 1% of all of the death penalty cases in the u.s. the second question was the question of her learning difficulties. many people were concerned that perhaps she had been manipulated
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 4:30am EDT
-old teresa lewis was put to death by lethal injection for arranging the slayings of her husband and stepson to collect a quarter of a million dollar insurance policy. >>> stunning video out of indonesia. a small plane crashed and burst into flames during an air show being watched by hundreds of school children. a pilot was the only person aboard the aircraft and is now in critical condition. >>> a pakistani scientist known as lady al qaeda has been sentenced to 86 years in prison for trying to kill u.s. soldiers and intelligence officers in afghanistan. >>> startling findings from a government study that shows one in five gay and bisexual men in the united states, 20% have the hiv virus. nearly half of those do not know they are infected. that compares to an overall american hiv rate of just 0.5%. >>> 1950s entertainer eddie fisher who sparked one of the greatest showbiz scandals of the 20th century when he left his wife for elizabeth taylor has died. he died due to complications from recent hip surgery. eddie fisher was 82. >> and now here's a look at how wall street will kick off the day.
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 11:00pm EDT
is executed for arranging the murder of her husband and stepson. teresa lewis became the first female to be executed in the united states. h her case drew international attention and more than 7,000 appeals were made on her behalf. however the u.s. supreme court in virginia governor bob mcdonnell refused to stop her execution. the two men accused of pulling the trigger were sentenced to life in prison. >>> and man was hiding in a dumpster when a garbage truck made the pick up. >> he had been compacted several times. he was just begging us to empty the truck. >> reporter: police say he tried to flee after stealing $1,000 of merchandise from wal- mart. >>> and jessica cartalia reports, it's an effort to protect students from concussions, by educating parents and staff. >> reporter: urging congress to considering a bill establishing standards for student athletes who get concussions. >> i jumped up, had an apoaching corner kick. i don't remember everything that followed. >> reporter: during a soccer game, chang suffered a debilitating concussion. >> headaches lingered and i began to forg
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 12:00pm EDT
the supreme court. brianne carter has more. >> 40 resalers, is running out. -- for to jeneesa lewis -- teresa lewis, time is running out. she was convicted of plotting with her boyfriend to kill husbands and his son for life insurance money. the two men who fire house this shots got life in prison. her attorney says that she was coerced by her boyfriend at the time. >> she is on the cusp of mental retardation. he found her to be an easy mark, just what he was looking for. >> prosecutors disagree, saying that if she took an active role in the crime. she will be the first woman executed since 1912. virginia residents weighed in on the issue. >> i don't think gender should play a role. women are fighting for equality all the time. >> we [unintelligible] >> that was brianne carter. the execution is set for 9:00 p.m. thursday in virginia. >>> did you to serial stabber is facing new charges. a prosecutor announced a murder charge today and assault against elias abuelazam. five people died and others will merge in a string of attacks that went from flint, mich. to a bird, virginia. he's being held i
Univision
Sep 22, 2010 6:00pm EDT
> washington claudia uceda univision una mujer condenada a la sus u. teresa lewis, admitio haber planeado la muerte de su esposo e hijastro en el 2001, pero su abogado defensor sostiene que la mujer fue injustamente condenada pues ella tiene problemas mentales.. el gobernador el pre hoy una vez mas, explicar los alcances de la reforma de salud a los electores que aun desconocen los beneficios que les corresponde a seis meses de que se convirtiera en ley...cuando faltan solo seis semanas para las elecciones de medio periodo, en las que los democratas podrian recibir un voto de castigo, segun las previsiones..el mandatario se traslado hasta falls church para hablar de la reforma que incluye nueva cobertura para atencion preventiva y permite a jovenes de hasta 26 anos acogerse a los planes de atencion medica de sus padres..esgta noche a las once les diremos que sabe nuestra comunidad de la reforma de salud que beneficia a muchos.. el alcalde electo del distrito de columbia anuncio hoy que considera la posibilidad de conar nuevamente a muchos de los 266 maestros desped
NBC
Sep 22, 2010 4:30am EDT
was premeditated. >>> the u.s. sueme cot refused to stay the execution. teresa lewis received a senten after being convicted of providing sex an money to kill her husband and stepson in 2002. she was trying to collect a quarter million dollar insurance payout. governor bob mcdonald denied lewis clemency. the lastoman to be executed in virginia happened in 1912. >>> a former virginia chiropractor who treated the capitals will be on three years of probation for steroid charges. he pled guilty in a florida courtroom to possession of a controlled substance. nagel said the drugs were for personal use. however, a florida supplier were said they were for professional athletes. three caps players admitted that he gave chiropractor treatment but denied using steroids. >>> republicanslocked an effort to lift the ban on gays serving openly in the military yesterday. but senate majority leader harry reid said he plans to bring up the issue after the november elections. craig melvin talked to some local people whowill be listening. >> he was in the air force for five years. >> ranked number one in my class. pi
NBC
Sep 23, 2010 11:00pm EDT
-year-old teresa lewis was on death row in greensville. she was convicted in 20 of hiring two men to kill her husband. his name was julian cliffton lewis and her stepson in an effort to collect insurance money the two men were given sentences of life prison? prison. lewis put to death at 9:00 tonight. >> death was pnounced at 9:13 p.m. there were no complications. ms. lewis did make a last statement. she said i just want kathy to know i love her. d i'm vry sorry. >> kathy cliffton is t daughter of julian cliffton lewis. she was on hand to witness the executiotonight. there were more than 7,3 appeals made to stop that execution. >>> a mon after a cathol unversity student was murdered, police arrest a spect. he's oy 17 years old. news 4's dorothy spencer jns us with more. dorothy. >> reen, a source close to the instigation says this teenage suspect was under the supervion of the juvenile juice system and was supposed to be livg in a group home. some officials want to kn how close this alleged gng member is being watched. eric foan, charges asn adult of caolic university sudent neil
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 4:00am EDT
-old teresa lewis was put to death by lethal injection for arranging the deaths of her husband and stepson to collect a $250,000 insurance policy. >>> a nicaraguan diplomate was found with his throat slashed in his new york apartment yesterday. his body was discovered by his driver hours before he was scheduled to attend the united nations general assembly annual meeting. >>> a pakistani scientist known as lady al qaeda has been sentenced to 86 years in prison for trying to kill u.s. soldiers and intelligence officers in afghanistan. >>> startling findings from a government study that finds one in five gay and bisexual men in the united states, 20% have the hiv virus. nearly half of those do not know they're infected. that compares to an overall hiv rate of 0.5%. >>> eddie fisher who sparked one of the greatest showbiz scandals of the 20th century when he left his wife for elizabeth taylor has died. he died due to complications from recent hip surgery. eddie fisher was 82. >> and now here's a look at w wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,662 after falling 76 points yeste
CBS
Sep 22, 2010 12:00pm EDT
was injured. >>> barring action from president obama 41-year-old teresa lewis will be put to death tomorrow by the commonwealth of virginia. lewis was convicted for paying and providing sex in exchange for the murders of her husband and stepson. she pleaded guilty in 2003. the trigger men in the case got life sentences. lewis' appeal was rejected yesterday by the u.s. supreme court. >>> we now know the name of the woman murdered outside her prince george's county apartment. neighbors say the woman was moving out of her old apartment on green belt road into a home that she had just purchased. it is believed that her killer attacked her when she returned to the apartment to move things. at this point her killer is still on the loose. >>> movers are coming to the rescue of a woman evicted from her apartment. her items took up several blocks of a neighborhood in northwest washington. the center of it all 11th street and otis place in the columbia heights area. chris ten fisher is live to tell us exactly what's going on now. >> reporter: you know, we've heard so much recently about foreclosures
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 4:00pm EDT
the execution. people from all over virginia and the nation. most hadn't even heard the name teresa lewis, until a few weeks ago. >> i'm here because i think all executions are a terrible thing. >> you did everything you could. >> reporter: but one demonstrator knew lewis very well. lynne spent six years with her. working with her one on one as a chaplain. >> she had more peace about this than i did. >> many wonder why the governor chose not to offer clemency. >> i'm terribly disappointed. i can't speak for governor macdonald. >> reporter: shortly after 9:00, news of the execution is announced. >> the execution of teresa lewis has been carried out. >> reporter: news reporters who witnessed the death tell their colleagues what they saw. >> when teresa entered the death chamber, she looked quite scared. she looked a little nervous. >> reporter: reporter katie beck remembered her final wards. >> she asked if katie was present. and the warden said yes, she is. and she said, i want kathy to know that i love you and i'm very sorry. >> reporter: the kathy she's referring to is the daughter of the victi
NBC
Sep 22, 2010 6:00am EDT
.s. supreme court refused to stay the execution. teresa lewis received the death sentence after she was convicted of hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson back 2002. she was allegedly trying to collect a quarter million dollar insurance payout. lewis's supporters say she should be spared because she has diminished mentalcapacity. governor mcdonald denied clemency. the last woman to be executed in virginia happened in 1912. >>> this morning we know when d.c. schools chancellor michelle rhee and democratic nominee vincent gray will meet. the long-awaited meeting will happen tomorrow at noon in gray's office in the wilson building. rhee has come under fire for closing schools and firing teachers and principals in the district. gray said he will continue aggressive education reform and that may or may not include rhee. >>> this morning, another shakeup on president obama's economic team. adviser larry summers iset to leave the post by the end of the year. summers will return to his teaching job at harvard. the departure comes amid a sluggish economic recovery that has seen unem
ABC
Sep 24, 2010 2:35am EDT
to death in virginia. >> teresa lewis' case gained international attention not only because of her gender. also activists argued she lacked the intelligence to mastermind the crime. jim sciutto now reports from virginia's death row. >> reporter: teresa lewis has confessed to a cold and calculating crime. asking her lover and a friend to kill her husband and stepson, to collect a $250,000 life insurance policy. in a jail house interview with cnn, she pled for forgiveness. >> i wsh i could take it back. and i'm sorry for all the people that i've hurt. >> reporter: but complicating the case, lewis did not pull the trigger. the men who did only got life in prison. and crucially, court-appointed doctors found she only has an iq of 72. just 2 points above the legal minimum for execution in virginia. a duke university psychologist who examined her for the defense concluded, teresa's functional mental age is in the range of 12 to 14 years. rallying to her cause are novelist john grisham, justices sonia sotomayor and ruth bader ginsburg, who voted to stay her execution. and thousands on the web. f
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2010 11:00am EDT
-minute interventions last night to stop the state of virginia from executing teresa lewis so lewis who was convicted of hiring hitmen to kill her husband and stepson was pronounced dead. her case has sparked international outrage because lewis' attorney argued she wasn't capable of masterminding these murders. here is how one described teresa's final moments. >> when she was led to the gurney became visibly more nervous and upset and when she laid down the corrections officer the closest to her head was actually tapping the top of her shoulders to try and calm her, it seemed. >> maria is with the "washington post" and also a media witness at that execution and joins us now by the telephone. explain who else was in attendance for this. were there any family members for lewis there? >> well, no, the family members of teresa lewis are not allowed to the executions in virginia. there were media and civilian witnesses and her lawyer and her chaplain. there is another room where family members of the victims can gather. we couldn't see that room, but we understood that the daughter and sister of her victi
NBC
Sep 23, 2010 5:00am EDT
. teresa lewis is scheduled to die by leth injection tonight at the greensville correctional center in jarrett. she is guilty of hiring the two hit men who killed her husband and stson. lewis did it to collect a $250,000 insurance payment. on tuesday the u.s. supreme court refused to block her execution, and virginia governor bob mcdonnell h declined two requests for clemency fro her attorneys. >>> this morng a blow to prosecutors in the chandra levy case. we're learning that they cannot use damaging statements made by the man acsed of killing her. ingmar guandique's trial is set to get under way next month. in a pre-sentencing interview for a burglary case in 2001, he told investigators that sometimes he can't control himself when he sees someone alone with something of value. a washington, d.c. judge said there is no compelling need for prosecutors to use those remarks. chandra levy's body was found in roccreek park in 2002. guandique pled not guilty to first degree murder. >>> this morning we're hoping to learn more about the town home fire that killed a moth and two of her young
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